Inheritance of tiller regrowth in ratooned sorghum

Duncan, R.R. and Miller, F.R. and Bockholt, A.J. (1980) Inheritance of tiller regrowth in ratooned sorghum. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 60 (2). pp. 473-478.

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Abstract

Data on genetic variances for ratoon tiller regrowth in Sorghum bicolor were obtained from crosses involving senescent and nonsenescent lines. Nonsenescence took the form of a tendency to perennial habit. The following generations were examined: Psen, Pns, F1, F2, BCsen and BCns. Ratoon tiller production was measured to assess nonsenescence, which was quantitatively inherited, with additive genetic effects. It is recommended that selection for vigorous ratoon growth should be based on tiller counts after six weeks of regrowth. Number of ratoon tillers appeared to be controlled by one major factor or chromosome segment

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2012 05:33
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2012 05:33
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/9180

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